By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Sports headlines are becoming scarcer by the day around the state of Massachusetts due to COVID-19. This past week in Westwood, residents were without high school football on Thanksgiving for the first time in 50 years. Meanwhile, one Westwood High athlete committed to play a sport in college.
- Junior Hannah Blomquist committed to play field hockey at Bentley University. Blomquist helped the Wolverines to a perfect 7-0-0 record throughout the fall.
- The rivalry between Westwood and Holliston has seen its share of changes over the years. Before 2010, the two schools only met once per season on Thanksgiving. Since the Tri-Valley League realigned to small and large divisions, the Wolverines and Panthers have played twice every season for the last nine years. The second meeting every year on Thanksgiving does not count towards league records and is considered a non-league game.
- In 2020, the Westwood/Holliston football rivalry saw a new change to its format as the entire season was pushed back to the spring due to COVID-19. With no football being played currently, this season - or lack thereof - will represent the first time these two rivals haven't met on the gridiron in 47 years. Westwood currently leads the all-time series, 28-18-1.
- In 2019, Holliston swept Westwood with a 34-0 victory at Flahive Field on October 5, followed by a 50-0 win in Holliston on Thanksgiving. For now, all Westwood and Holliston can do is hold out hope that the two schools will get their chance to play football in February and March of 2021. It is unclear whether or not the schools plan to meet twice this spring, as they normally would, or just play a single rivalry match.
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